10 healthy drinks for pregnant women

Drinks for pregnancy

Pregnancy is just like a roller coaster ride with lots of mood swings, nausea, and dizziness. Pregnant women are often advised on what to eat and not to eat during the whole nine-month journey, but hardly anyone tells them what to drink during pregnancy. Whatever the mom-to-be consumes have a direct impact on the baby’s health. Hence, they need to be very careful about what they should eat and drink. Doctors recommend that a pregnant woman should avoid alcohol and smoking during the time. It is very important to stay hydrated during all the trimesters as the fluid need increases in this duration. If you have started your precious journey into motherhood, you are supposed to pay more attention to your diet. Here, we have suggested some of the common yet healthy drinks that you can enjoy and mind you, these following drinks are beneficial for you as well as your soon-to-be born baby.

1. Milk

Obviously, milk is the first drink that comes in mind while suggesting a pregnant woman about what to drink. It is always recommended to drink milk during this period as it is rich in calcium, vitamin B12, and protein which helps in better development of the unborn baby.

2. Soymilk

If you are lactose intolerant, then you can always drink soymilk instead of milk as it is also high in protein and calcium, which helps in better bone development of your baby.

3. Lemonade

A cool glass of lemonade? Yes, please! Lemonade helps in preventing nausea and also detoxifies your body, which helps you stay in a better mood during the period of pregnancy.

4. Coconut water

Coconut water is great for everyone and not just pregnant women! During pregnancy, it is very important to restore the electrolytes and mineral salts in the body, as you lose a lot of them while sweating, and a baby needs them the most. Coconut water also prevents dehydration, constipation and heat strokes.

5. Carrot juice

We know you don’t feel like eating or drinking anything and you are nauseous almost every time of the day. But, you must drink carrot juice everyday, as it is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that helps in better cell production. Your body undergoes a lot of changes during this phase and you need your whole strength as well as stamina to recuperate, which carrot juice will certainly help you with!

6. Ice tea

You can drink ice tea instead of hot tea or coffee to prevent morning sickness and it also refreshes you for the whole day. Most of the gynaecologists recommend that you must avoid having coffee as it leads to insomnia and irritability, which can worsen your symptoms. However, if you are a caffeine person, you can have a cup of ice tea for your caffeine fix. We also suggest you to limit your caffeine consumption, as it is not very healthy for your developing baby.

7. Fruit mocktail

If you are in a party mode, you can have a mocktail made using fruit juices. It is never advisable to drink alcohol during pregnancy. Make sure that the mocktail should be completely made with infused fruit juices, and no soft drinks are added as they are carbonated and not healthy for both of you!

8. Smoothie

Smoothies can be the ideal snack for you during the pregnancy period as they help you to meet the extra vitamin, mineral and protein requirements. Grab your favourite fruits and yogurt, or even milk and blend them together. You can also find smoothie recipes on our site.

9. Buttermilk

Buttermilk, which is commonly known as ‘chach’, can be great for refreshing your mood as well as your gut. You can have it in many different ways: sweet, salty, spicy or a mix of all. Buttermilk helps in restoring the important body fluids and salts. It also helps in curing constipation, which is very common during pregnancy.

10. Water

Last on the list, but never the least! Water is the most important drink during your nine-month journey with your unborn baby. Your body is 70 per cent water, but 80 per cent of your baby’s body consists of water as the percentage of water decreases with age. ‘No water, no life’ – it is true because water flushes out toxins from our body and helps in keeping us hydrated all the time. You should increase your water intake during pregnancy as you are drinking for two bodies now. Water also helps in curing mood swings and nausea, which are common symptoms of pregnancy. You can also infuse water with various fruits and vegetables like lemon, kiwi, mint, etc., for a refreshing flavour.

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